The book of Psalms: Psalm 5

With God’s king introduced at the beginning of the book of Psalms, this fifth Psalm shows many of the characteristics of those collected in the first Book 1 of the Psalter. This is an intensely personal Psalm— one person crying out to God for help in the face of a crisis. It’s written in the first person– king David. David’s experience prepares us for that of God’s ultimate king, Jesus Christ.